Cover image for Josephine Baker and La Revue nègre : Paul Colin's lithographs of Le tumulte noir in Paris, 1927
Josephine Baker and La Revue nègre : Paul Colin's lithographs of Le tumulte noir in Paris, 1927
Colin, Paul, 1892-1985.
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Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams, [1998]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
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NE2349.5.C66 A4 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Josephine Baker, the Jazz Age, African-American performers in 1920s Paris - all were captured in Le Tumulte Noir, Paul Colin's limited-edition portfolio of 45 lithographs. First published in 1927, Colin's work evokes the uproar that black Americans created in music and dance in Paris after World War I. This work reproduces, in large colourplates, all of the lithographs, as well as the original preface by Rip (satirist George Thenon) and Josephine Baker's own hand-written commentary.

Author Notes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983.

He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of African-American History, The Future of the Race, Black Literature and Literary Theory, and The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. In 1991, he became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is now the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at the university.

He wrote and produced several documentaries including Wonders of the African World, America Beyond the Color Line, and African American Lives. He has also hosted PBS programs such as Wonders of the African World, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots.

(Bowker Author Biography)